I don't disagree that it is far better to work with railway management but I was trying to give some context why Longworth was getting a good kicking in the comments section of the local newspaper for those that do not live in the IoM. His appointment with regards to the railways is not all bad as I believe he is a tram enthusiast at the least. Certainly he is interested in the heritage side which is far better than having somebody in place who is not. However his department does seem very happy to spend money on expensive capital projects when the Govt is telling us there is little money around and there are cut backs in day to day to expenses. I will not bore those off the Island with regard to the IoM budget requirements except to say by law we have to balance annually the revenue budget, basically the budget that funds day to day items but not the capital budget. Therefore it can be easier to get a £500,000 spend on a new capital item than a £5,000 spend on repairs and maintenance.